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Watch Libertarian Eric Sundwall in the WMHT televised candidate forum

Libertarian Eric Sundwall and Democrat Scott Murphy, running in the special election for New York's 20th congressional district seat, met Thursday, March 19 in a candidate forum televised live by WMHT.  Republican Jim Tesdisco refused to participate.

The forum was moderated by Susan Arbetter, host of WMHT's award-winning public affairs program, New York Now, and Times Union State Editor Casey Seiler.

You may watch the forum at the WMHT website, http://www.wmht.org.

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Missouri legislators honor Libertarian

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LP joins Missouri House in recognizing Mike Ferguson’s service

WASHINGTON – America’s third largest political party joined the Missouri House of Representatives Wednesday in honoring Libertarian Party activist and Grandview City Councilman-elect Mike Ferguson.  On Feb. 25, the House unanimously presented Ferguson with a resolution recognizing his community service and professional accomplishments.

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Sundwall On Stimulus Scheme "No, With Amendments"

NIVERVILLE, NY -- Libertarian congressional candidate Eric Sundwall said today that if he had been in Congress he would have voted against Obama's economic stimulus plan but would have introduced amendments to make a bad bill somewhat better. "My position on the Obama plan is no with amendments. The notion of economic stimulus is misguided and false. The government's inflation of the monetary supply causes the boom and bust cycle. Unlike Tedisco who could not be bothered to take a stand for weeks then said yes with amendments and now no, I have always opposed the stimulus scheme.

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Libertarian Sundwall Faces Rivals In Times-Union/WMHT Debate

NIVERVILLE, NY -- Libertarian special election congressional candidate Eric Sundwall will be included in the debate sponsored by the Albany Times-Union www.timesunion.com and WMHT on Thursday, March 19th at 7:30pm, according to campaign manager Richard Cooper. As of now, Republican candidate James Tedisco will not participate. This Friday, Sundwall will appear on WMHT's "New York Now" program. Also on Friday, WMHT will make available the debate on their website www.wmht.org.

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Libertarians ask, ‘What is Obama ashamed of?’

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LP knocks Obama for breaking more promises in a secret signing ceremony

WASHINGTON – America’s third largest party asked Wednesday why President Obama enacted the $490 billion FY09 omnibus spending and its over 8,500 earmarks behind closed doors, and despite campaign promises to end earmark abuse.

“President Obama’s decision to hide from the media while signing this bill isn’t just a violation of his promise of transparency, it’s an attempt to avoid questions about breaking another promise to end earmark abuse,” said Libertarian National Committee Communications Director Donny Ferguson.

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Libertarian poll: What is Obama trying to distract us from?

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Party needles White House over attacks on radio host Limbaugh

WASHINGTON – America’s third largest party is asking Americans to vote on what they think the White House’s ongoing war with conservative radio host Rush Limbaugh is intended to distract attention from, Libertarian National Committee (LNC) Communications Director Donny Ferguson announced Wednesday. 

The LNC has posted a poll at www.lp.org asking Americans to cast their vote for one of five harmful Obama policies the White House hopes their spat with Limbaugh will distract attention from.

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Libertarians urge Obama to veto pork-ridden spending bill

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Libertarians stand with taxpayers against earmark abuse

WASHINGTON – America’s third largest party urged President Barack Obama Tuesday to live up to his promise to “end politics as usual in Washington” and veto a  $410 billion spending bill.  The legislation includes 8,570 earmarks totaling $7.7 billion, a practice Obama pledged to end as part of his pitch to voters during the 2008 election.

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LNC Chairman responds to Obama, Jindal

WASHINGTON, D.C.  --Libertarian National Committee (LNC) Chairman William Redpath released the following statement Wednesday:

“Americans have always bounced back from adversity by exercising the freedoms guaranteed by limited government, which is why Libertarians are so disappointed in the recovery-delaying policies laid out last night by President Obama.

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Markets offer vote of no confidence in Obama spending spree

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Stocks plunge in response to Obama address

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- America’s job creators offered the Obama administration’s economic plans another resounding vote of no confidence, with stocks plunging once again as President Obama refused to change the failed big-spending, big-government policies responsible for the current economic stagnation, Libertarian National Committee Communications Director Donny Ferguson pointed out Wednesday morning.

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California Libertarians: Budget Deal A 'Travesty'

PANORAMA CITY, Calif.  -- Libertarian Party of California Chair Kevin Takenaga issued the follow statement today regarding the budget deal agreed to this morning by the California legislature:

"The budget package passed by the California legislature this morning is an absolute travesty. It shows just how little concern the Democrats and Republicans in Sacramento have for ordinary, hard-working individuals and businesses in California.

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